Posts from ‘Beyond Gas’

Springing into Action

A trip to Kwikwetlem territories  At the beginning of spring, I took a trip over to Coquitlam where the incredible volunteers with the Tri-cities Force of Nature Alliance organized ...

Crown wants max jail time for hereditary chief

B.C. crown prosecutors say they will seek up to 90 days in prison for a Wet’suwet’en hereditary chief. Dtsa’hyl was arrested and convicted of criminal contempt after impounding Coastal ...

Why is Shell leading B.C.’s task force on human trafficking?

Last month, B.C’s Lieutenant Governor unveiled B.C.’s new Human Trafficking Prevention Network with an unlikely ally: the President of Shell Canada, Susannah Pierce. Pierce was the executive who, in ...

Farms, fresh water, fish or fracking? We can’t have it all

February 22, 2024 | 

What’s B.C.’s most precious natural resource? It’s not oil or gas, timber or gold, farmland or hydroelectricity. It’s water, which everything else relies on. The province’s Peace region is ...

136 former B.C. government officials now work as lobbyists

January 24, 2024 | 

It’s called the “revolving door” and it’s been a problem in B.C. for years, with corporations hiring former cabinet ministers and senior bureaucrats as lobbyists. These government insiders go ...

2024 could be the year we end oil and gas expansion in B.C.

January 4, 2024 | 

Just three days before Christmas, British Columbians received a surprise gift: a pipeline rejection. The BC Utilities Commission denied the application by FortisBC to build a $327 million gas ...

Meet Dogwood’s Newest Goliath Slayer

November 2, 2023 | 

Hi! My name is Ashley Zarbatany and I’m excited to announce that I’m Dogwood’s new fossil gas campaigner! You might know fossil gas as “natural gas” or LNG. But ...

Oil and gas lobbyists target B.C. government 1,032 times in nine months

September 28, 2023 | 

In less than a year since energy minister Josie Osborne was sworn in, she, her staff and related crown corporations have had 600 meetings and other interactions with oil ...

Time to turn up the heat on B.C. politicians

Environment minister George Heyman now has a sidewalk mural the size of a bus to remind him of his core mission. It says “END FRACKING” and “protect our communities ...